Dudu Quintanilha: Prophetic Complaints/ 69 Rooms H&V
30.06. – 02.09.2023
We are pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with
Brazilian-Argentinian artist Dudu Quintanilha.
The exhibition Prophetic Complaints / 69 Rooms H&V includes films that were previously installed in Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen while also including the new eponymous work, which was made in collaboration with the Blaumeier-Atelier.
Quintanilha’s work is centred around deconstructing, unbalancing and de-structuring the spectator’s perception. He removes any masks that ‘attract’ or ‘frighten’, exposing the symbolic and systemic societal violence and the collective consciousness. He focuses on the fragility and vulnerability of bodies in the face of the brutality of life, which remain embedded in Brazilian and Western capitalist societies and networks of heteronormativity, masculist, racism and classism.
The artist also invited MEXA, a collective active since 2015, which strives to empower minorities in Brazil and of which Quintanilha is a founding member. They present a series of works that reflect on issues such as HIV and marginalisation and are rooted in the members’ own experiences.
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